Sneak Peak: Happy Birthday Gorgeous

One of my favourite stamp sets from the new catalogue is Happy Birthday Gorgeous, it combines my two favourite things birthday stamps and flowers and I can see myself using it a lot. As a demonstrator we are able to order certain products early, imagine how I excited I was that this set was one of them, along with the matching and utterly gorgeous Happy Birthday Thinlits die.

Today’s project is a super quick one as its been my son’s birthday today so we’ve spent all weekend celebrating and I’ve had little time to craft.

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The card background was created using two of the flower stamps. First I stamped the outlines in Berry Burst and the stamped the centres in Powder Pink, I love how good these two colours look together.  The stamps themselves have little arrows on which makes lining them up easy.

To create the greeting I used the new Happy Birthday Thinlit cut out of Tranquil Tide, this is prefect for creating a quick focal point to any birthday card. I mounted the greeting on the largest oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits and finished the card off with a layer of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon which I’ve ruched up.

Hope you enjoyed this quick look at some of the new products coming June 1st.

Happy Crafting

Joanne

Floral Friday: Bye Bye Botanical Blooms

Botanical Blooms is a fairly recent purchase for me and one I was really hoping was going to carry over but sadly that’s not the case. It’s definitely one of the sets that I will not be parting with as its perfect for any kind of floral card which as you know I love. If you’ve not picked it up yet I’d highly recommend it.

Today I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to create so I just grabbed the botanical blooms and a selection of inks and just started building up a design. One of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! is that no matter what colours you pick they all just seem to work together so you can’t really go wrong. Here is what I created:

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This card has a Marina Mist base with Soft Sky and Dapper Denim added to create the flowers. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive and looking at this it might be time to re-ink my Pear Pizzazz ink pad. The greeting which is stamped in Dapper Denim comes from the One Big Meaning stamp set. I finished this card off with a little Ruched Ribbon in Dapper Denim.

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I make a second card with a purple colour scheme using Rich Razzleberry as the card base and adding Sweet Sugarplum and the new Fresh Fig as additional colours for the flowers. As the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon has already sold out I decided to use some enamel dots as embellishment for this card.

Which is your favourite blue or purple, I think the blue version has a slight edge but that could be because I’ve remembered what a lovely blue Marina Mist is.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Old Olive Oak Leaf Birthday Card

My last male birthday themed card for this week features the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and is aimed at an older man. Lovely As A Tree is probably the longest running stamp set in the catalogue, its been in it as long as I can remember and is probably one which many of you have stashed at the back of a cupboard somewhere. So bring it out and give it some inky love.
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I took an Old Olive card base and stamp the oak leaf all over in Old Olive ink to give a tone on tone effect. I cut the banner from the Banners Framelits which are on the retiring list but are still available. An alternative product to use is the Triple Banner punch which would just give narrower banners. The Early Expresso patterned paper is from the Moroccan DSP collection, this looks so much better in real life and although its retiring I’m tempted to pick up another pack as its perfect for masculine cards.

The happy birthday sentiment was stamped in Early Expresso and comes from the Milestone Moments stamp set. The card was finished off with a bow made from the Burlap Ribbon and some linen thread.

A quick and simple card which can easily be replicated in a variety of colourways and themes.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

First Birthday Card with A Little Foxy Suite

Today I’ve been playing with the A Little Foxy Suite of products which includes the Foxy Friends stamp set, the Fox Builder Punch, the A Little Foxy designer series paper and the Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon. Sadly the paper and ribbon were on the retirement list and have already sold out but you could easily substitute with other products which you have.

I made a cute and very simple first birthday card for a little boy using the colour scheme of Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Calypso Coral. I’m not really a fan of Calypso Coral but it is the perfect fox colour.

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The little fox was created by stamping three different sections the head, the body and the tail, punching them out and then layering them together. Super simple and you have a cute little foxy in no time and if your feeling adventurous other animals can easily be made too.

The number comes from the Large Numbers Framelits and was layered with ovals from the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Layering Ovals, probably made favourite combination of Framelits to use.

The card was finished off with a greeting from the Number of Years stamps set and the lovely Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon which I was I used more as its added a lovely finishing touch to this card.

I’d love to know what animals you.ve created with the Foxy Friends Bundle of products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Spring Coloured card with Falling for You

Today’s card was originally created as part of a colour challenge on a blog, sadly I only wrote down the colours and not the blog details so can’t enter properly. The colours for the challenge were Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron, if anyone knows what blog challenge this was from please leave me a comment below. So here’s my spring looking card:

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Sadly the stamp set Falling for You which I used here has not made it into our next Annual catalogue and is on the retiring list. At the time of writing this its still available so if you want it, don’t wait as its a great stamp set.

I was going for a simple look with this card but think the Wisteria Wonder strips at the bottom would maybe have been better only going a little way across the card. I wanted somewhere to anchor my greeting panel too but think its given the card a harsh look, what do you think?

Anyway hopefully I will have time to play with this set again before its completely gone.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Bride-to-Be Card Custom Tee

As spring arrives many of us will be starting to spend some of our weekends at weddings and hen parties. Today’s card is a fun and quick card suitable to give to the Bride-to-Be as she celebrates her Hen Party.

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I’m really pleased with creating a feminine card with what I initially considered to be a masculine card and love how simple this was to make.

The background paper comes the Pop of Pink Speciality paper which I’ve struggled with a bit, I think its a little too bold for me with all the black in it. The pattern I chose was one of the subtler ones. I made the stripes with the co-ordinating washi tape which again I haven’t used. Any ideas for what to do with washi tape?

The little focal point was created with a Whisper White label cut from the Tags and Labels Framelits. The t-shirt was cut out of Melon Mambo and the little sash cut form Whisper White both from the T-shirt Builder Framelits.

I stamped and cut some little flowers from the same set and embellished them with some of the tiny pearls from the Basic Pearls pack.

The colours could easily be changed to fit the Bride’s own colour scheme using other papers and tape, or even paper strips to create the striped effect.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday: Sweet Sugarplum Flowers using Botanical Builder Framelits

Today’s card was inspired from the leftovers of when I made my mum’s 60th birthday card a couple of weeks ago. I love how leftovers from one project can flow straight onto the next project, that’s probably why I’m very bad at tidying my desk up.

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The background paper comes from the Succulent Garden ds which is one of my favourite packs this year, probably because it has Mint Macaron and Sweet sugarplum in it.  All the flowers and leaves were created using whisper white cardstock and cut from the Botanical Builders Framelits. To make them look a little softer I inked the edges with Sweet Sugarplum ink and the stamping sponges. To make the sponges go further I always cut them into quarters before use so I can have four colours from one sponge.

The greetings panel was created exactly the same as my card from Monday using the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits over the top of a doily. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamps set which is one where I should use more than just the lovely sentiment stamps.

The lace doilies from the Spring/Summer catalogue and the Sweet Sugarplum enamel shapes in the flower centres just add a bit of embellishment.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x